Offsets (ITB) Manager

MDA Space
Richmond, BC/Remote
Added: March 26, 2024
  • Please note this role can work on a hybrid model where you are in the office 3x a week*

Company Overview

Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

The Role

We are looking for an Offset Manager to join the MDA team. In this role, you will manage all the Industrial Technology Benefits obligations for MDA’s Geointelligence Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) project.

Job Responsibilities

  • Offset obligations management for RPAS project
  • Act as the day to day advisor to the Program Management team and the Senior Director, Offsets on ITB matters related to RPAS transactions applicable to the GEOINTELLIGENCE Business Area
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to ensure that contracts and subcontracts are managed in a manner consistent with the relevant ITB obligations
  • Support negotiation, drafting, review and execution of Offsets for contracts and subcontracts and administration of associated contract and subcontract agreements throughout the life of the contract, including change order management, amendments, and claims
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to identify direct and indirect offset activity and prepare Transactions and Reports for submission to customers
  • Provide thorough and timely review/management briefings of current ITB status and develop strategies to meet outstanding commitments
  • Support the creation, revision, and implementation of policies, processes and tools related to subcontract and ITB transactions
  • Such other responsibilities as may from time to time, be assigned by the Senior Director, Corporate Development

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Offset professional within the aerospace, defense or high-technology industries, with experience in drafting, negotiating and managing complex and high profile transactions.
  • Post-secondary degree in business, law, or engineering from a recognized university. Experience may be accepted in lieu of education.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with ability to interact with personnel at all levels
  • Strong business judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build strong working relationships across the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to details and thoroughness
  • Excellent organizational skills, effectively managing priorities while meeting timelines
  • Excellent team player
  • Eligible to qualify for Controlled Goods Program and NATO Secret security clearances
  • Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset but not required

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.


The compensation range for this position is $93,000 - $143,000 annually. The specific compensation offered will be based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.